An Audience Perspective on Disaster Response

Chapter

Abstract

Media audience perspective can shed light on different barriers faced by the people when joining collective actions in response to disasters. There are barriers to forming collective attention, formulating the problem, imagining the others, building resources, and crossing private-public thresholds. Using a case study of the Mount Merapi disaster in 2010, this chapter reveals that certain sociotechnical conditions were necessary for a successful disaster relief response in the age of new media.

Keywords

Media audience Mediated disaster response Mount Merapi Volcano eruption 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indonesia Institute of the Arts YogyakartaYogyakartaIndonesia

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